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Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Mainman » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:07 pm

Sometimes, if I build a gallery only some of the filenames in the specified range have images in them. The others appear in the gallery page as ?????

When I then apply Flashgot All, is it possible to have it only try to download the actual images, rather than try to download everything (so I don't get a folder full of 0 bytes files)?

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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Mainman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:03 am

anyone?
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby barbaz » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:19 am

@Mainman we're all unpaid volunteers doing support here in our spare time, please be patient someone will get to this!
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Thrawn » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:25 am

Mainman wrote:is it possible

Not as far as I know.

Are there a lot of gaps? Perhaps you could simply specify multiple gallery ranges.
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Mainman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:51 am

barbaz wrote:@Mainman we're all unpaid volunteers doing support here in our spare time, please be patient someone will get to this!

sorry. agreed.
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Mainman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:54 am

Thrawn wrote:
Mainman wrote:is it possible

Not as far as I know.

Are there a lot of gaps? Perhaps you could simply specify multiple gallery ranges.

ok, thanks.

yes. quite a lot of gaps. Far more gaps than images.

At the Flash Got All stage it is taking a very long time (presumably because it is trying to get all the non images). I'd like to be able to ask it to just download the actual images.

Not sure what you mean by specify multiple gallery ranges. Do you mean at the "build gallery" stage? Not sure how I'd do that as I can't tell where the images are. For example,

build gallery www.website.org/000.jpg - www.website.org/999.jpg

only 35 images in the whole range, scattered pretty randomly about.
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Thrawn » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:52 am

If you don't actually know which images exist and which don't, then you're going to have to test a lot of nonexistent URLs, and a FlashGot gallery is probably not the ideal tool for the job. You get points for using it creatively, though.
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Mainman » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:20 pm

Thrawn wrote:If you don't actually know which images exist and which don't, then you're going to have to test a lot of nonexistent URLs, and a FlashGot gallery is probably not the ideal tool for the job. You get points for using it creatively, though.

I wasn't aware I was using it creatively! I thought that's what it was for?

Can you suggest a better tool then?

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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Thrawn » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:39 am

Ordinarily, building a gallery is for when you know that the images exist, but you don't have access to a page that contains all the links - so Build Gallery creates such a page on the fly.

For myself, I'd use curl with a simple shell script, but it looks like you're on Windows...I'm not as familiar with the automation tools available there.
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Mainman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:02 am

Thrawn wrote:Ordinarily, building a gallery is for when you know that the images exist, but you don't have access to a page that contains all the links - so Build Gallery creates such a page on the fly.

For myself, I'd use curl with a simple shell script, but it looks like you're on Windows...I'm not as familiar with the automation tools available there.

I'm afraid i don't know what curl is. Or a shell script!
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby therube » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:54 pm

(curl has Windows versions. Wget might be better with a directory of files?)
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Re: Flashgot all - downloaded images only

Postby Mainman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:23 pm

ok, thanks everyone. I think I'm in over my head here (not being a developer)!

I'll just stick to flashgot, I think. It seems to work (kind of)
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